Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Yummy Yellow Cake

Best. Cake. Ever.  (have I said that before...?)

I felt like making a yellow cake.  But many of the recipes I looked at either called for a gross amount of sugar, more eggs than I wanted to sacrifice to a cake, or boiling water.  (Boiling water? Seriously? Way too complicated for a cake.)

Then, I found this recipe.  Not a completely crazy amount of sugar.  An acceptable number of eggs.  No boiling necessary.  Perfect.

A note before you make a cake...check and make sure you have all the ingredients first.  I got halfway through mixing this cake and then discovered that I had no vanilla.  Hooray for Kroger being only 5 minutes away. 

Preheat oven to 350

Mix together dry ingredients, then add wet ingredients.

2 1/4 c flour
1 1/2 c sugar
3 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp cinnamon (my personal addition to the recipe)
1 1/4 c milk, add vegetable oil to the 1 1/3 c line
1 stick butter, softened
1 tbsp vanilla
3 large eggs

I used a little hand-held mixer for this recipe.  I always resist using it, because it seems way easier to beat things with a wire wisk or a  fork, but using either of those requires me to melt the butter first, and that has been causing problems because it makes the batter too warm... Sometimes I think it would be great to have a real, standing, mixer...but where would I keep it?  I already have to keep my pots, flour, and sugar outside of the kitchen! Darn small kitchen...

Bake for 25-40 minutes. (The original recipe said 20-25, but when I checked it btwn 20 and 25 minutes, the center of the cake was still liquid.  The edges of the cake were brown, but the center was definitely not even close to being solid.  I had to cook it for another 10-15 minutes.  Somehow the edges managed not to get any browner though, that was nice. 

I didn't frost the cake because I think frosting is gross.  I did melt some chocolate chips, mix in some cinnamon, and spread that on top of the cake though.  Yummmmmmmmmmmmy.

Sorry, no pictures of this one.  I was much too busy eating it to take pictures.

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